Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rebus - Name of Romantic Movie


Hi everyone,



It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Name of Romantic Movie ". 


If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.


How did you go working out my March Rebus which was Things found in a Medicine Cabinet .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


  1. Tweezers
  2. Thermometer
  3. Bandaids
  4. Cotton Balls
  5. Aspirin
  6. Eye Drops
  7. Ice Pack
  8. Gloves



You can find all my past rebus cards here.



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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Happy Birthday to You


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a birthday card I created using Avery Elles Balloons stamp and die set. This is a set I have had for a while and finally got around to playing with.





I kept the inside layout similar to the front and added a birthday sentiment.

 
Stamps: Balloons - Avery Elle; Birthday Joy Calligraphy - Paper Inspirations
Paper: White; Orange; Sunkissed DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Balloons - Avery Elle; Scallop Border - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Green Ink; Yellow Ink; Orange Ink; Blue Ink; Pink Ink; Red Ink; Foam Tape


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Monday, July 25, 2016

July 2016 Pop It Ups Designer Challenge #2

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our second Pop It Ups Designer Challenge for July. This time round the challenge has been issued by Kelly Booth who has given us the challenge .....



"Stretch it out!" - use any of the Accordion dies for a project of any theme.

After a little thought I decided to create a Baby card. I used the Rectangle Accordion Card for the base of my card. 
To decorate my accordion card I used the Baby Charms which I have placed in the the basket from the Barrel Basket with Pop Up die set. The heart on the baby onesie is from the Poppy the Owl die set. 

For the centre page I stamped the sentiments from the Baby Clear Stamp set. I also added the frame edges from the Katie Stars Frame Edge die set.

I also added the Paris Edges panels to each end of the card. I used Gold/Transparent Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers to the edge where the Paris Edge joins the Accordion. 


Here is a look at my card then it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I added the words "Baby" and "Girl" on each side of the edges using the Alphabet 1 - Caps die set. I also added the umbrella which is also included in the Baby Charms die set.


I don't often decorate the back of the accordion card when I make one, but as the Paris Edges edge can be seen on the front when the card is closed (see front photo above), I decided to also add another panel with another of the sentiments from the Baby Clear Stamp set.

The two edges you see in the photo directly above are the ones seen when the card is opened and you are looking at the three pages together.
If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (now online only).

Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Tuesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.


Stamps: Baby Clear Stamps - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Pale Pink; Pink; Bundle of Joy A New Addition Girl DP - Echo Park; Sugar & Spice DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Barrel Basket; Baby Charms; Paris Edges; Poppy the Owl (Heart) - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Alphabet 1 Upper Case - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Gold/Transparent Glitter Border Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Pink Petunia Versamagic Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Happy 60th!


Hi everyone,

My sister turned 60 last week, so of course I had to make her a special birthday card. As she loves elephants it wasn't hard to figure out what to decorate her card with :)



As you can see I have created a Pop Up card using the Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

On the top edge of my card I added the Balloon from the MFT Stamps Blueprints 26 die set. I also added the 60th to the top of the balloon.



I also added three elephants to the inside on my card. The two standing up near the centre of the card are attached to the spinner from the Rectangle Pull Card die set, this meant I could have them sitting up without hiding the Happy Birthday Sentiment on the pop up  which is what would have happened if I had attached them straight onto the lower box of the pop up.


For the front of the card I have again used the balloon from the Blueprints 26 die set and added another elephant so it looks like it is holding the string of the balloon with it's trunk.

Hopefully my sister will like her card.

Stamps: Adorable Elephants; LJD Birthday Greetings - MFT Stamps; Best Birthday - Clearly Besotted
Paper: White; Pink; Bright Pink; Purple; Merci DP - Hunter Leisure Pty Ltd
Dies: Happy  Birthday Pop Up Card; Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Blueprints 26; By the Numbers - MFT Stamps; Suffix Style - Papertrey Ink.
Other: Black Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Foam Tape; Copics



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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Picnic Time


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Joanne our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.


July is National Hot Dog Month, probably due to the number of picnics that occur at this time of year.  Let’s have a picnic ‘connection’ on our cards this week.


When I think of picnics, I think of ants! So I decided to pull out my old Rubbernecker ants to create my card today. I stamped the ants onto white card and then used my Scan and Cut to cut them out ... this makes it sooooo easy!!!!

I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



When you "pull' the card open it reveals the ants picnic scene. I also used the slider die from the Oval Pull Card die set for the ant with the picnic blanket for a parachute.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Stamps: Ants - Rubbernecker; PI On a Picnic - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Imagine DP - Authentique; Outdoors - Kaisercraft
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; A Way with Words 4 Seasons - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Picnic Basket - Cottage Cutz
Other: Black Ink; Scan N Cut; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Pinwheel Glittered Card


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Elizabeth Craft Designs  recently released 21 new colors of Silk Microfine Glitter which are now added to my collection. 

One of the things I remember Els telling me when I first met her about 2 1/2 years ago was to keep the protective backing with the adhesive sheets when you use them as these pieces can come in handy when doing some glitter techniques. My project today shows how to make use of these saved up pieces of adhesive sheets and uses a couple of the new glitter colors.

Here's how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock which is 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches and fold.
  • Cut a piece of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock which is 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches. Layer this panel onto the folded purple card.
2. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front of the card so it measures approx 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches. (save the protective backing you remove from the adhesive as we will need that for this technique)

  • Use the saved protective backing sheets and die cut the middle die from the Beaded Circle Frames die set five times. 
  • Before removing the protective backing from the adhesive covered card we created above, lay out the circles on top of the card to work out the layout. (Tip - use your phone or tablet to take a photo so you remember the layout)
  • Remove the protective backing from the adhesive covered card being careful not to touch the adhesive. Carefully place the die cut beaded circles protective backing die cuts as per your layout design. (Tip -  if you are in need to handle the adhesive card, place a piece of scrap protective backing paper onto the adhesive and use that to handle rather than touching the adhesive which will leave finger prints once glitter is added.)
  • Position the inner circle which comes when you die cut the Beaded Circle Frames back inside the beaded circles frames on the adhesive. (Tip - for easier placement into the beaded circle frames, look for the notches that line up with the three beads that are close together on the circle).
  • Place another large piece of protective backing paper over the adhesive covered card and rub all over with fingers or a bone folder to ensure that the frames and inner circles are secured done well.
  • Remove the large protective backing from adhesive covered card.

3. Working over a coffee filter, cover the large area of adhesive with Violet Silk Microfine Glitter. Shake off excess and return to the jar. Use your finger to polish the glitter into the adhesive sheet.
  • Carefully remove the Beaded Circle Frames backing paper pieces from the adhesive and cover this area with Black Silk Microfine Glitter. Shake off excess and return to the jar. Use your finger to polish the black glitter areas.
  • Finally remove the inner circle protective backing paper pieces and from the adhesive and cover this area with Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter. Shake off excess and return to the jar. Use you finger to polish the Lavender Ice Glitter.
  • Trim down the card so it measures 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches and layer onto the folded card created in step 1.
4. Apply Purple/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to all the beaded parts of the circles.

5. Using the pinwheel die from the Pinwheel die set, die cut three pinwheels from designer paper. 
  • Assemble pinwheels using a brad to keep pinwheel closed. Cover the head of the pinwheel with a large Purple/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers.
  • Attach the pinwheels to the centre of the circles as per photo above.

6. The Inside of the Card: 
  • Apply a strips of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape along the bottom of the card in the following widths: 10mm; 3mm; 10mm and 3mm.
  • Remove the protective backing from the 3mm strips and cover with Black Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish black glitter with fingers.
  • Remove the protective backing with the bottom 10mm strip and cover with Violet Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish violet glitter with fingers.
  • Remove the protective backing with the top 10mm strip and cover with Lavender Ice Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish violet glitter with fingers.
7. Die cut the middle die from the Beaded Circle Frames die set from Rich Black and Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back. 
  • Adhere the purple inner circle to the centre of the inside of the card and then adhere the black beaded circle frame around the edge.
  • Stamp the sentiment "Happy Birthday" from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps to the centre of the circle using black ink.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Designer Paper - Bo Bunny Secret Garden Garland 12 x 12 paper
Inks - Black
Brads
Die Cutting Machine














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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sending Oceans of Love


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenge.


Joanne tells us .... July, for those in the Northern Hemisphere, is one of our warmest months.  When I think of hot days, I think of the beach.  Let’s create cards that honor beaches in some way. 



For my card today I decided to play with the Adirondack Chair Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs to create my beach themed card. 

I decorated my card with the Palm Trees from the Palm Tree & Pail die set and the sun is from the Oval Pull Card die set.

On the bottom of the card I added two girls playing with a sandcastle which is a die I purchased earlier in the year with the view of using it with the adirondack chair. The colouring isn't perfect, but I think it still works.



Here is a side view of my card so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.


For the front of the card I created some sand and waves using the Beach Edges die set and added another Palm Tree. I also added some seagulls and a sentiment.



Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Stamps: Seaside Wishes - Sugar Pea Designs
Paper: White; Blue; Brown; Green; Dark Brown; Yellow; Sand DP - Kaisercraft; Cool Summer DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Adirondack Pop Up Card; Palm Tree and Pail; Oval Pull Card (Sun); Beach Edges; Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fishtail Flag Stax - MFT Stamps; Children & Sandcastle Thinlits - Sizzix; Seagulls over the Ocean - Couture Creations
Other: Black Ink; Frayed Burlap Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; Mustard Seed Distress Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This bug's for you


Hi everyone,

My card today is for a challenge I do each month with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we get together and go to our favorite Papercraft store which unfortunately  we won't be doing anymore as the shop has closed it's door and is now online only. :(

But no matter we will still be getting together and doing our challenges and will find something else to keep us busy.

Last month the girls were busy buying lots of the new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs as all the new dies had just arrived in the store and bonus it was on special. So our challenge for this month was to use anything from the recent ECD release from any of the lines.

I decided to play with my new Ladybugs dies from the Joset Designs range and used the Oval Landscape Accordion, Gift Card Accordion and Wavy Trellis Frames designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs for the base of my card.


Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Stamps: This Bugs for You - Darcie Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Black
Dies: Oval Landscape Accordion; Gift Card Accordion; Trellis Wavy  Frames - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Ladybug; Leafy Branch - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happy Birthday


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a birthday card I created using Penny Black's Love Sign stamp. I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the image, love that thing!!!!



For the inside of the card I kept to basically the same layout as the front of my card and added a sentiment.

Stamps: Love Sign - Penny Black; Square Sayings - Simon Says Stamp!; Birthday Wish - Stampendous
Paper: White; Pale Lavender; Purple; Pink; DP - Kaszazz
Dies - Accent It Flags & Tags - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers - Elizabeth   Craft Designs; Pink Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics



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Monday, July 18, 2016

It's a Boy


Hi everyone,

I have another Corner Fold Card that I created some years ago and haven't blogged before. This one as you can see is a baby card.

Using the template below as a guide I cut along the solid lines, scored along the dotted lines and then folded the top right hand corner of the card so it was level with the bottom left hand corner. I then added the bottoms long the left and bottom border of the card.




Stamps: Baby - Stamp It; It's A Boy - Fern Gully
Paper: White; Bright Blue; DP
Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; Buttons; Copics


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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hope Your Birthday is Super!


Hi everyone,

Yesterday I shared a Super Hero card which would be suitable for a male/boy, today I am sharing a girly Super Hero version.



This time around I used the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This is my favorite of all the Pivot Cards but for some reason I haven't played with it for a while, so I was glad to be able to play with it for this card.

I used Super Twila to decorate my card and along the bottom edge of the designer paper I added a Skyline. 



I love the Frantic Stamper Inc. Pow, Zap, Bam die set this makes it super easy to decorate the card. I also added a sentiment from a Penny Black stamp set which had just the right sentiment for this card.

I really love how this card turned out :)



And finally here is a look at my card from the back! It doesn't matter how you pick this card up, you are going to see something of interest.

Stamps: Super Twila - CC Designs; Wet & Wild - Penny Black
Paper: White; Pink; Purple; Black; Yellow; DP - Kaszazz
Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pow, Zap, Bam - Frantic Stamper Inc.; Skyline; Solid Skyline - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Zap, Pow, Bam!


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Joanne our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for our sketch challenge. I hope you have fun playing with this layout.




For my card today I created a Pull Card using the Oval Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

My youngest daughter is a Super Hero fan ... especially for those from DC Comics. So when I saw that Frantic Stamper Inc. were selling Super Hero dies and stamp sets, I of course had to purchase a few of them ... they will be great for cards I make for her and also for my Grandchildren who also love Super Heroes.

I also finally got around to using this cute Super Henry from CC Designs which I have had for a while, but needed something else for my card. Now I have that something else :)



When you "pull" open my card it reveals more of the Super Hero action words as well as the "S" logo which is attached to the card using the spinner die from the Rectangle Pull Card die set.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Super Henry - CC Designs; Super Heroes - Frantic Stamper Inc.
Paper: White; Red; Blue
Dies: Oval Pull Card; Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Pow, Zap, Bam - Frantic Stamper Inc.
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Thursday, July 14, 2016

From the Whole Herd


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Joanne Grzelak our challenge hostess for the month continues to issue the challenge.


Tomorrow is National Cow Appreciation Day.  Let’s create a card with a cow or two on it.  If you happen not to have cow images, then use another ‘farm’ animal.  Please add a fun sentiment OR make it as a get well card.

I decided to play with a couple of cow stamps that I have had in my stash for years. I created an Accordion Card using the Fancy Label Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.


Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Stamps: Cow Front; Cow Back - Kiwi Impressionz; Grass - Imaginations!; The Whole Herd - MFT Stamps; Oh Crop - There She Goes
Paper: White; Black
Dies: Fancy Label Accordion Card; Fancy Seasons Frame Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fishtail Flags - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Stage It Stencil Partly Cloudy; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Black Ink;  Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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